St. John's Anglican Church
of Horton, Wolfville, Nova
10th, 2017, Second Sunday in
am Holy Communion, The Book of Common Prayer, P. 67
Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for
our learning: Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read,
mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience and
comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace and ever hold fast
the blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou hast given us
in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
Burtsell Prayers of the People:
The Rev'd Sandra Fyfe
The Rev’d K. Ann Watson
The Rev’d Dr. V Bruce Matthews
Margaret Coghill, 902-678-9982
of Music & Organist: Dr. Michelle
Cathy Stewart, 902-542-5565
Peter Brown, 902-698-0414
Holy Eucharist, The Book of Alternative
Gathering of the Community
Greeting and Collect for Purity, p. 185
Lighting – Second Sunday in Advent (see
The Collect of the Day: God
of timeless grace, you fill us with joyful expectation.
Make us ready for the message that prepares the way, so
that with uprightness of heart and holy
joy we may eagerly await the coming of Christ, who
with you and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever.
children depart for Sunday School
Proclamation of the Word, p.
Isaiah 40:1-11, Della
Reading: 2 Peter
3:8-15a, Adam Boyd
Dona Nobis Pacem
Holy Gospel: Mark
of Faith (Services of Worship, The Church of
us declare our faith in God,
believe in God the Father,
whom every family
heaven and on earth is named.
believe in God the Son,
lives in our hearts through faith,
fills us with his love.
believe in God the Holy Spirit,
power from on high.
believe in one God:
Son and Holy Spirit.
Prayers of the People, Jordan Waterbury
and Absolution, p. 191
Sharing of the Peace, p. 192
of the Eucharist
#486 Love Divine, All
over the Gifts, p. 270
Eucharistic Prayer #5, p. 204
The Lord’s Prayer, p.
The Breaking of the Bread, p. 212 #745
Lamb of God…
are welcome to come forward to receive holy communion or a
blessing. Gluten-free bread is available at the communion
hymns: # 100 Comfort,
Comfort Ye My People;
All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
after Communion, p.
270, followed by Doxology, p. 214
Closing Hymn #114 Lo! He Comes With
have been gracious to your land, O Lord, you have restored the
good fortune of Jacob.
have forgiven all the iniquity of your people and blotted out
all their sins.
will listen to what you, Lord God, are saying, for you are
speaking peace to your faithful people and to those who turn
their hearts to you.
your salvation is very near to those who fear you, that your
glory may dwell in our land.
and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have
kissed each other.
shall spring up from the earth, and righteousness shall look
down from heaven.
you will indeed grant prosperity, and our land will yield its
shall go before you, and peace shall be a pathway for your
to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it
was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever.
Carey & Vicki Harris
is invited to enjoy a time of fellowship and refreshments
following the 10am service this week provided by Karen &
remember in your prayers…
The Diocese of The
Episcopal Church in Western North Carolina, the Diocese of
Central Newfoundland; and the parishes of Maitland,
Stewiacke and Shubenacadie
those living and working towards
in need of
God’s healing grace: Arthur, Joan, Albert Jucker, Charlie,
Mary, Christine, Tim, Jamie, Trevor, Sylvia Desloges,
McDougall, Cal McMillan, Lyle Southam,
Pam, Barclay, Cecil, Joanie, Marlene & John Reid, Cameron,
Jane, Doreen McKee, Kevan, Mary
Hart, Marian Sampson, Sheilagh Morton, Gloria, Connie,
Betty and A.J.
you would like to have flowers placed in the church over the
Christmas Season contact Cathy
heartfelt thank you to all those who helped make our
3rd Christmas Home Tour a wonderful
It takes many people working in four different locations
to host an event like this. The bakers, greeters,
guides, servers and decorators all brought Christmas cheer
from St. Johns into our community. Well done
FOR December 17th
am Holy Communion (BCP)
am (BAS) Service of the Word with Sunday School Pageant
these dates on your calendar
at 7pm: Parish Council meeting, followed by Christmas social
in the Rectory. Please bring some food or drinks to share.
us at the Horton
Ridge Malt House on Weds., Dec. 13th at 6:30pm as John
Robichaud leads us in conversation about The Spirit of
Photography. John is an award-winning documentary
film-maker and landscape photographer. Admission is free.
Beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages and snack foods are
available for sale. This is the first in a series of The Spirit of… talks
organized by our Parish.
Meeting our final meeting of the year will take place on
Monday Dec. 18th.
We need to finalize a few things and plan for next year. Jan. 15th
our first ACW meeting of 2018.
11-11:45am: Christian Meditation
Dec. 20th, 7pm, Orchard Valley United Church:
Longest Night service
(music, candle lighting and comfort). All welcome. Orchard
Valley UC is located at the foot of Cornwallis Avenue (across
from the entrance to County Fair Mall) in New
The ACW is filling shoeboxes before Christmas to be taken to
the Halifax Mission to Seafarers. Please leave your
donations at the back of the church clearly marked for
donations must be in by Dec. 17th.
Materials and the Advent/Christmas letter
are available at the back of the church. Please drop off a
letter to a friend or neighbour and help the Parish save on
the cost of postage.
envelopes for 2018 have arrived.
If you would like envelopes or no longer need them please
speak to Linda Barkhouse after church or call me at
902-692-1214. Now is also a good time to consider switching to
PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance). If you have any questions or
concerns about PAR, I would be happy to answer
Sandra will be in the church office Wednesday and Friday,
9:30-11am. She will be off Monday and Tuesday.
Anniversary pewter ornaments for sale.
Please speak with an Anniversary Committee member to purchase.
A lovely keepsake or gift for just $10! They are reasonably
priced at $10. Payment to be given at time of purchase - no
Boat is Ready!
The gravy boat is docked at the back of the church ready for
your loonies, toonies, fivers or other donations towards the
cost of turkeys for more than 150 Christmas hampers. Those
writing cheques payable to WAICC (marked “Christmas Hampers”)
will receive income tax receipts from WAICC.